SERVE

Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’


37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’


40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

We Serve…IN THE CHURCH

FUMC PRAISE BAND:

  • FUMC Praise band is always looking for some musically talented volunteers, if interested please contact Mike Loman at m.loman@fumc-clermont.org.

FOOD MINISTRY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner, Kitchen Support/Prep Meal Packaging, & Territory Coordinator for Meals on Wheels.  Contact Chef David at 352-243-4016 or d.earl@FUMC-Clermont.org

STUDENT MINISTRY IS CALLING ALL ADULTS:

  • Come and join our Sunday night team.  There are many opportunities to serve.  Contact our Student Ministry Director, Chris Tabone at c.tabone@FUMC-Clermont.org or 352-394-2412 for more information. 


CHILDREN'S MINISTRY TEAM:

  • Vacation Bible School is right around the corner, June 5th-9th.  Click HERE if you would like more info or to sign up to be a volunteer!
  • We would love for all parents to team up with the Children's Ministry.  One way to help is in our classrooms.  We currently need help in the 3's, 4's and 1st Grade classes.  If you are interested in helping, please email cmhospitality@FUMC-Clermont.org


USHER TEAM & COMMUNION PREP HELP NEEDED:

  • The Traditional 8am & 11am Usher teams need help, if you are interested and can help one Sunday a month we would love to have you.  Also we could use some help with communion prep the first Sunday of the month.  If you are interested in helping with either of these groups, please contact Susan Morris in the office or by email at s.morris@FUMC-Clermont.org.

WECARE POSITIONS:


WeCare is a growing ministry that addresses the special needs of our elderly, homebound, and disabled members, or anyone who is in need. Join our congregational care team as a WeCare minister in the following areas:

  • Visitation Team – visit those in the hospital or who are homebound to offer the loving presence of Jesus Christ. 
  • Bus Drivers – Transport elderly to 11am worship service in the FUMC bus (no special license required, just a Florida Driver’s License)
  • Plus, card writing, phone call, prayer shawl, communion teams!

Email wecare@fumc-clermont.org for more information

Missions/Outreach

We Serve…IN THE COMMUNITY

VOLUNTEER IN SCHOOLS:


MASCOTTE ELEMENTARY:  Volunteers need to be 18 and older to help with listed below:

           Ongoing Outreach

  • Reading with a child in their classroom. *Must be background checked to volunteer on the school campus, see below.

            Special Events:

  • Book Fair
  • Family Picnic  
  • *Background check required with all volunteer activites with children on school campus…begin process NOW (it takes 2 months)…see below for how to get started.  Email: WeCare@Fumc-Clermont.org
  1. Mascotte Elementary Volunteering Process
  2. Mascotte Elementary Volunteering Policy
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

MEALS ON WHEELS

PACK BACKPACKS FOR KIDS (Sawgrass Bay Elementary):

Pack food for kids’ backpacks (families of all ages welcome) most Monday nights at 6pm in the Wesley Center.  Here is the packing schedule:

FAITH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER:  

  • Faith Neighborhood Center is always in need of food donations, the pantry is empty. They are in need of tuna, peanut butter, canned chicken and spaghetti sauce. Please bring to the church or the church office.

UM CHILDREN'S HOME:

  • This ministry coordinates, supports, and contributes annually to the children's home, both financially and physically with love and sincerity to meet the children's needs and wishes. The children's home is 97 years old and is in constant need of rehabilitation, supplies, and physical help for the 125-plus children, ranging in ages from infant to 17 years old, who are in dire situations. 
  • We are always looking for volunteers to help with the Christmas Angel project and the "Day on Campus." This is a great way to give back to our community! 

Please contact Ashley Hughes, our UM Children's Home Rep at childrenshome@Fumc-Clermont.org.


SALTY SERVANT:

Do you volunteer in the community?  We want to know! If you volunteer outside of your volunteerism for the church please share at volunteercentral@FUMC-Clermont.org


What is a Salty Servant? :

The image of being a “salty servant” comes from Jesus in Matthew 5:13. 


“‘Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.’” (The Message) 


Here is our working definition for a Salty Servant: 

A salty servant is someone who joins Jesus in service to persons outside their congregation for at least one hour during the previous week in one of four ways:             

• Hands-on mercy ministry alleviating the suffering of others; 

• Justice ministry addressing systems that cause suffering; 

• Earth-care as a steward of God’s creation; or

• Relationship building to ease the emotional or spiritual needs of others.


 *Please call the church office at 352-394-2412 if you would like to discuss any serving opportunity or if you have any questions. 


We Serve ... in the world

National/World Projects
  • Kids Against Hunger
  • UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
  • Annual Florida Conference Offering
  • Limones, Cuba (our sister church) 


Mission Work Projects

  • Connie Dileo - Dominican Republic

In House Missions

  •      Food for South Lake Kids


Our Missional gifts and resources are not limited to these missions. There are many other persons, groups, and organizations that are supported by our church contributions each year. This support is gained through our Youth, Children, Adult, Caring, and Food Service Ministries, etc., as well as, special offerings, individual and corporate gifts, and above and beyond giving. 


Where Do Our Tithes and Offerings Go?

Our Tithes and Offerings here at First United Methodist Church support the following Missions:

 

Local Missional Projects:

  • Faith Neighborhood Center
  • Angels of Mercy
  • Clermont Cancer Foundation
  • New Beginnings Shelter
  • Good News Jail/Prison Ministry (Lake County) 
  • The Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties
  • Angel Flight Southeast

Local Outreach Projects:

  • Habitat for Humanity (Lake County) 
  • Public Teacher Recognition
  • Buses & Backpacks
  • Society of St. Andrew
  • First Priority of Central Florida